Seahawks versus Chargers Week 7: Injury report and weather

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The Seattle Seahawks have remained relatively healthy in 2022 while the Los Angeles Chargers have had some players get dinged up. The Chargers haven’t had edge rusher Joey Bosa in a bit and won’t have him in Week 7 either. But both teams have a couple of key receivers that might not play on Sunday.

There are a few players that Seattle can’t afford to lose during the game. One of these is receiver DK Metcalf. But the most obvious one is quarterback Geno Smith who is playing the best football of his NFL career this year.

But the Seahawks will very likely be without starting right guard Gabe Jackson (knee/hip) in Week 7. Phil Haynes will start for Jackson. Haynes started for Jackson in Week 6, too, and was decent but the Chargers are capable of putting more pressure on opposing quarterbacks than the Cardinals were.

In Week 6, for instance, Los Angeles sacked Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson 4 times. LA still has Khalil Mack (who already has 6 sacks this year) even if they don’t have Bosa. Seattle just needs to keep Geno clean.

Seahawks versus Chargers: Who’s out in Week 7

But perhaps the biggest concern for the Seahawks on Sunday is that Tyler Lockett hasn’t practiced all week with a hamstring injury. Lockett is questionable. Lockett played through the same injury in Week 6 but he was clearly limited because of it.

The only player listed as out for Seattle is backup cornerback Isaiah Dunn (hamstring). CB Artie Burns (groin) and receiver Penny Hart (hamstring) are listed as doubtful. Sidney Jones is questionable with a groin injury.

The Chargers have four players listed as out this week: kicker Dustin Hopkins (hamstring; it’s weird as this will be the third game this year where the Seahawks will face a team with a backup kicker), running back Joshua Kelley (knee), receiver Joshua Palmer (concussion) and tight end Donald Parha, Jr. (concussion). Their great receiver Keenan Allen is questionable with a hamstring injury. Allen said last week he might sit out through the Chargers Week 8 bye week.

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The weather!

Like almost always, the weather in Los Angeles on Sunday will be amazing. At kickoff, the temperature is expected to be in the low 70s with a very light win and it will be sunny. Weather will not factor in to who wins when the Seahawks play the Chargers Sunday.